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The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology main office (QNC 3606) is closed until further notice. If you are a student trying to pick up or return a lab/office key, please email asomel@uwaterloo.ca for assistance. All other inquires can be directed to win-office@uwaterloo.ca. For emergencies, contact Campus Police.

Research at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology

Researchers at Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) collaborate across nine different departments to discover and innovate new ideas, inventions and improve on our quality of life — all made possible by state of the art facilities and equipment.

WIN research is global. Its membership is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Its focus is on the future and on improving the quality of life for all.

Discovery & Innovation

Science and discovery are at the heart of our research. But it is our commitment to real-world innovation and application engineering that defines nanotechnology research at WIN.

We believe that discovery and innovation happens at the interfaces of traditional disciplines. For that reason, WIN research faculty are drawn from nine departments: Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, and Systems Design Engineering.

Research Thematic Areas

Nano-materials

Smart and Functional Materials

Characterization, 2D and quantum materials, quantum dots, CNT, biomaterials, additive manufacturing.

Connected Devices

Connected Devices

Sensors, MEMS/NEMS, flexible electronics, wearable devices, LoC, IoT and AI for sensors, human-machine interface.

Solar panel

Next Generation Energy Systems

Low-carbon sustainable technologies, batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, catalysis, artificial photosynthesis.

Blood cells

Therapeutics and Theranostics

Targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, minimally invasive treatment of disease, immunotherapy, medical imaging.